Welcome Girl Scout Troop #634, Slatington

May 22,2017 was another busy surgery check-in night followed by a visit from Girl Scout Troop #634 Slatington.

 

This group came laden with items they had made for the cats—homemade treats, cat toys, a kitty play house and even a cat scratcher made using recycled boxes from girl scout cookies.

It was a fun evening and this time we did the group photo before any treats were were shared.

With the sweet reward for everyone just minutes away, it was a little easier to round everyone up for the picture. They cats were happy for the attention and were playing and doing their kitty antics with the group.

See Faith enjoying time in the kitty play house.

Thanx to Linda B for helping out!

If your group is interested in visiting the shelter please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: 610-248-4592OR fffvolunteer@verizon.net 

 

Girl Scout Troop # 6131 Visits the shelter

New Tripoli Troop # 6131 visited the shelter May 15. It was another action packed evening with surgery check-in and the girl scout visit following. We even had a sister, brother and some parents that came, too.

This is a local group and it is always nice to teach young people about animals. For example; responsible pet ownership, how animals can get many of the same illnesses as people and about all the great services offered at Forgotten Felines and Fidos,Inc.  As usual, I like to “tempt” everyone with snacks. They can look, but cannot touch until the tour is completed.

As we went from room to room everyone was anxious to see what cats were in the next room.

Then it was time to attack the snacks! Since it was a pleasant evening, there was time to run around outside and check out the goats. But wait, we hadn’t taken a group photo yet!! Trying to get these youngsters to stand still long enough for a group photo was a bit like herding cats, but we did it.

 

One of the young ladies whispered to me—“thank you so much. I had a great time” One of the moms sent a note, “Thank you for an informative and entertaining evening! And for providing lovely snacks!!”

 We love to share our knowledge and experience and the cats love the visitors!

Pictured–Justine,Cara, Jordan, Tessa, Carolyn, Paige, Carmalina (sister) and Alex (brother, not pictured)

If your group is interested in visiting the shelter please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: 610-248-4592OR fffvolunteer@verizon.net 

 

A Visit from Girl Scout Troup #303

Girl Scout Troop 303 from Palmerton toured our shelter on Sunday, April 30.

Not only did we have the young people, but several of the parents, as well. The group was so large that we had to break into 2 smaller groups. Of course, all the young visitors wanted to be together and the parents made up our second group.

Wilbur and Harrison in the “senior room” really enjoyed their one on one attention.

Everyone got to interact with the cats, learn about each “condo” and the cats that reside there. They also heard tales of how the cats came to be with us and the work we do at the shelter. Then it was time for refreshments that magically disappeared. And back to spend more time playing with the cats until it was time to head home. Wilbur and Harrison in the “senior room” really enjoyed their one on one attention.

Pictured-Cheyenne, Lilly, Emily, Danica, Hailey, Madison, Blake. Also visiting the shelter parents: Jennifer, Peter, Chris, Karen, April and Tracey

Special thanx to the “Linda’s” (Linda J and Linda B) for assisting with crowd management!

If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: 610-248-4592OR fffvolunteer@verizon.net 

Weis Paws for Pets 2017

Weis Markets celebrates pets with their annual Paws for Pets Campaign.  We are thrilled to participate in this initiative and we are the proud partners Weis Market Stores in the Lehigh Valley: Emmaus&  Schnecskville .

Donate to Forgotten Felines and Fidos,Inc.  while doing your grocery shopping. During the four week Paws for Pets program, customers can make $1, $3 or $5 donations, or buy a Paws for Pets reusable bag for $2.00.   All proceeds donated will go to local shelters.

Weis shoppers can also contribute to Paws For Pets by purchasing items on shelters’ wish lists. Items include  cat and kitten food, kitty litter,  toys, treats, pet shampoos, nail clippers, pet brushes, combs, food and water bowls, dishwashing liquid, bleach, mops and brooms, towels/washcloths and powder-free latex gloves. After customers purchase the items they would like to donate, they can place them in a specially marked collection cart near checkout.

We are happy to announce that Forgotten Felines and Fidos has been partnered with the following Weis Markets in the Lehigh Valley.

  • Emmaus-1220 Chestnut St, Emmaus, Pa
  • Fogelsville-7801 Glenlivet West Drive, Fogelsville, Pa
  • Macungie-3369 Route 100, Macungie, Pa
  • Schnecksville-5040 Rt 873, Schnecksville,Pa
  • Whitehall-3544 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, Pa

PAWS FOR PETS (pdf)